We are constantly protecting the male ego, and it's a disservice to men. If a man has any sensitivity or intelligence, he wants to get the straight scoop from his girlfriend.— Betty Dodson
The most stunning Betty Dodson quotes that are glad to read
The real power is not corporate; it is private. They choose not to have a name. It is a dynasty of banking families - Rothschild and Rockefeller being two - that operate chiefly out of London, in the boardrooms out of the city of London and the Bank of England, which they own.
Masturbation is our first and natural form of sexual activity and if that's inhibited or damaged, then we suffer for the rest of our lives.
Because orgasmic sex would lead to women's autonomy, knowing who you are and what we want: Women are not going to follow what some jackass tells us we must do. Not all women are going to get married, be monogamous and raise a family. It will destroy the current social structure based on a sexual double standard that we're currently living under.
Masturbation is a meditation on self-love.
So many of us are afflicted with self-loathing, bad body images, shame about our body functions, and confusion about sex and pleasure, I recommend an intense love affair with yourself
The clitoris is the female sex organ, and the fact that we aren't told that when we were small children is devastating. We grow up with no information about the pleasure center of our body.
We all have our individual romantic or idealistic ideas.
To get information that masturbation is our basic form of sex is hard, because who wants to admit they're masturbating?
A monogamous marriage and family is what some women want - but not all of us.
We are mostly doing serial monogamy anyway.
Vaginal penetration only doesn't work for most of us.
And we're not all meant to be monogamous either, especially since women are capable of having far more sex than men. Try to get that fact across in America!
I used to think masturbation was not really sex because it only involved me.
That's a very limited view of human sexuality, and it isn't going to work for women.
If you go out to dinner with someone, you find out what they prefer in food.
We ought to be able to have a conversation to find out what people prefer when it comes to sex.
When I do documentaries, my best information ends up on the cutting-room floor.
People have trouble dealing with sexual honesty.
Men are hung up on breasts. They're looking at the titty dinner. It's pathetic.
The powers that be understand that sexual freedom or liberation with any kind of joy means they are losing control.
The media only wants to get the view of the flaming radicals because they make better copy than those of us who are more sensible. I'm a feminist and I think I've done a lot of good.
Instead of being a well-known painter, I became everybody's favorite dirty joke.
Come to think of it, teaching masturbation skills is pretty weird.
The first thing the male establishment wants to control is uterus and birth.
You might call it womb envy. But even worse is the fact we are still using the male model of sexual response for women.
The women working at abortion clinics are really on the front lines and the true heroes of feminism.
It's very hard for a man to ask questions about sex. The smart ones do.
The person whose face is between your legs is gonna get lockjaw.
If you tell a child "Don't touch yourself there," they will deal with some kind of sexual problem from then on, to one degree or other.
It was easy to leave the art world after I found out that it was just another corporation. When they told me I had to create the same thing, I rebelled.
Although my Dad was a talented calligrapher and both of my younger brothers were successful, I was the first one in my family to graduate from high school.
I did large drawings of couples having sex! Men and woman enjoying intercourse and oral sex in a Madison Avenue Gallery? That was the first time I broke a barrier that made me think, some idiot is going to blow my brains out for sure.
I had very little support from any feminist organization.
But fortunately my post-marital lover, who had bailed out of academia over political in-fighting, was a one-man support team. He was the one who pushed me to write.
It's just blind luck when a woman is born into a wealthy family and attends the best colleges and joins top sororities.
Sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice! That's the condition of the female.
Women have been conditioned to sacrifice for centuries.
We are at war with men, and most women don't even know it.
Women who come to see me admit that they've never looked at their sex organ;
they've never seen their clitoris. Now tell me if that isn't a form of being psychologically genitally mutilated? For them, the clitoris doesn't exist, but we're worried about women in Africa!
I'm fully aware had I stayed with my art, I would be well known, respected and most likely rich.
I think I should get the Nobel Peace Prize before I die for ending the war between the sexes.
When I found out after that first successful exhibition that the gallery wanted me to do another show like the first one, I come out two years later with four 6-foot drawings of classical nudes masturbating. The gallery director flipped the freak out!
Women don't run around saying, "Oh, I took a Bodysex workshop, and I had so much fun, and Betty Dodson taught us how to blah blah." They come, they go, and I rarely hear from them again.
The galleries are simply corporations in the art world - "Here's a million dollars for this latest piece of crap" - but I'm not about to go along with the gallery system.
Art is all about becoming a name, a brand; it isn't based on talent or creativity.
I consider the 70s to be the youth of old age.
So all you women out there who are afraid of getting older, just keep your orgasms in place, eat a lot of vegetables, take exercise, and you'll be fine.